Jharkhand was formed out of Bihar on November 15, 2000 during the NDA regime. JPN/Agencies
Modi accused the Congress of ignoring the welfare of tribals.
“These Congress people had no idea that our tribals brothers and sisters also live in the country. A number of Congress governments came to power in last sixty years. Nehru became the Prime Minister. But they never thought about creating a ministry for the welfare of tribals," he said.
He said that it was Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who created a dedicated ministry for tribals.
“A number of Congress governments came but they did not give power in your hands....Vajpayeeji gave us Jharkhand, he gave the right to us to decide how should it progress....Nehruji had mocked at the demand for Jharkhand. Now that Jharkhand is in place, Congress is adopting all kinds of tactics to capture power. They stand behind someone at one time and some other at the other time,” he added.
Modi said in states where tribal population is more, like Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, the tribals are giving a chance to the BJP to govern them.
Modi further said the Congress manifesto is ‘a bundle of lies’.
"The Congress manifesto is a bundle of lies. The Congress had promised to control food prices in 2004 and 2009 and the same promise has been made in 2014," Modi said at an election rally in Jharkhand's Gumla district.
“The Congress had promised jobs to everyone and the same promises have been made again. The manifesto is a bundle of lies,” he added.
The Gujarat Chief Minister said the Election Commission should frame a legislation so that the parties, which win elections should be made accountable for the promises that they have made in their manifestos.
"This will prevent the lies,” he said.
The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate came down heavily on the Maoist guerrillas.
“I bow to you people for coming to this rally in large numbers despite a Maoist strike. This shows the strength of democracy. Democracy is more powerful than the gun,” he said.
Jharkhand was formed out of Bihar on November 15, 2000 during the NDA regime.